Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association’s response to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission Public Consultation

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) on its response to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission Public Consultation on “Approaches to Managing Personal Data in the Digital Economy”. The Consultation Paper was issued on 27 July 2017 and proposed key amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act which […]

Perseus Mining Côte d’Ivoire’s project financing

Norton Rose Fulbright and SCPA Dogué-Abbé Yao & Associés advised major financial institution Macquarie Bank Limited on a project financing to Perseus Mining Côte d’Ivoire, a subsidiary of Perseus Mining Limited, an ASX-listed, WA-based mining company. The project loan facility will be used for the development and operating costs of the Sissingué gold project, which […]

S-OIL Corp’s 15-year, long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with Petronas LNG Ltd.

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised S-OIL Corp, one of South Korea’s largest refiners, on a 15-year, long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with Petronas LNG Ltd., a subsidiary of Malaysian state-owned enterprise Petroliam Nasional (PETRONAS) As part of the agreement, which was signed on August 25, 2017, it is reported that S-OIL will buy […]

IFC’s Investment in Procaps

Shearman & Sterling, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados, Latham & Watkins and Demarest advised on the deal International Finance Corporation (IFC) finalized an indirect equity investment in Colombian pharmaceutical company Procaps. Procaps S.A.S. is engaged in the research and development, manufacture, and commercialization of specialized pharmaceutical forms. The company is based in Barranquilla. Corporación Financiera Internacional: Shearman […]

Brighte Capital Pty Ltd’s A$4 million fundraising led by Grok Ventures

Ashurst has advised Brighte Capital Pty Ltd on its A$4 million fundraising led by Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures Brighte was established in 2015 by Founder and CEO Katherine McConnell and provides on-the-spot finance online for home energy improvement such as solar panels and home batteries. Grok Ventures is a private investment vehicle established by Atlassian […]

Powering Australian Renewables Fund’s installing 123 wind turbines at Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Queensland

Ashurst has advised General Electric (GE) in its negotiations with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply, install and operate 123 wind turbines at Coopers Gap Wind Farm, to be located near Cooranga North in Queensland. PARF is a partnership between AGL Energy Limited (20 per cent) and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) (80 per […]

China Merchants Port Holdings Company’s $928.6 Million Acquisition of Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá S.A.

BTG Pactual and Morgan Stanley are serving as financial advisors to the selling shareholders in the transaction. Santander is acting as financial advisor to CMPort. Mattos Filho is serving as legal advisor to the selling shareholders, while Linklaters and Pinheiro Neto are acting as legal advisors to CMPort. China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (“CMPort”), […]

Sempra Energy’s IEnova Unit, Valero Sign Contracts For Liquid Fuels Projects In Mexico

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Baker McKenzie advised on the deal Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., signed long-term contracts with a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp. for the storage capacity of the liquid fuels marine terminal to be constructed in Veracruz and […]

BlueFocus International and Cogint’s Agreement to Combine Businesses

Cogint was advised in connection with the transaction by Petsky Prunier, Roth Capital (fairness opinion) and Akerman LLP. BlueFocus was advised by PJT Partners and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. BlueFocus International Limited (‘BlueFocus’), a wholly-owned Hong Kong subsidiary of BlueFocus Communications Group Co. Ltd (publicly traded Chinese Company SHE: 300058), and Cogint, […]

Ford Automotive Finance’s €479.37 Securitization

Zhong Lun advises Ford Automotive Finance (China) Limited on a RMB 3.77 Billion auto mortgage loan securitization Ford Automotive Finance (China) Limited (“FAFC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC (USA), successfully issued Fuyuan 2017-2 retail auto mortgage loan asset backed securities. This is the first securitization deal utilizing the “Bond Connect”, […]

CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group’s $2.08 Billion Acquisition of McDonald’s Business in China

Zhong Lun LLP advised the Consortium, consisted of CITIC Limited (SEHK:00267, “CITIC”), CITIC Capital China Partners III, L.P. (“CITIC Capital”) and Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG, collectively referred to as the “Consortium”) on the acquisition of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD, “McDonald’s”)’s business in China Mainland and Hong Kong (the “Acquisition”), which was closed on July 31, […]